The Gyroscope is a flight instrument on a plane, similar to a compass, telling you what direction you’re heading. It is a very important tool, but only if you know where you’re trying to go. Without knowing your destination, even the most sophisticated navigation tools will be useless. Similarly, the Gyroscope app can tell you what is happening to your health — but without knowing the intended destination, all that data has little utility.

Unfortunately, most people haven’t yet figured out where they are heading, in their life or their health. Operating without a solid understanding of your why and core motivations is like flying around without knowing where to go.

Many people do have a short-term goal in mind, like getting to a certain bodyfat or seeing their data. This is a good start, but understanding why those are things matter is necessary to understand yourself and have a chance of achieving them. One of the first steps in started on Gyroscope is to truly understand your goals in life, especially the underlying emotions and desires.